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Over the Edge Radio

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Over The Edge Radio Archive (Seeland 031). Negativland's live mix radio show "Over The Edge" has been the longest-running block of free-form audio collage in radio history. With Negativland's Don Joyce at the helm, the weekly show was broadcast from KPFA FM in Berkeley California from 1981 to 2015. His death on July 22, 2015 closed a very large and long chapter in the group's history. 


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Over the Edge Radio
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I have already been summoned by KPFA to explain this program and why it doesn't follow the language rules of radio. Three solid hours of Eminem music and Eminem talk, some of it edited for language and some not, which in contrast certainly points out how language censorship mutilates the music of Eminem to ruination if nothing else. With constant reminders of this "parental guidance" format, we cover Eminem's career, the media controversy surrounding his emergence, the 2001 Grammy...
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Close your eyes - this is such stuff as which dreams are made of. It's not "Over the Wedge", it's "Fire Walk With Me", a five-hour journey through the scenes, voices, and music of David Lynch. Broadcast between Seasons 1 and 2, it's not just about Twin Peaks - but it's mostly about Twin Peaks. Thrown in are Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Dune... characters and sounds pervade throughout the night of seedy underbellies, breathless love, and mysterious backwards declarations. Babs...
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Over the Edge: Best of OTE 88 89
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 75 1983
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Taking a lot of authentic top 40 radio DJ recordings, along with lots of soft drink spots done by pop bands of the day, all of which was recorded off broadcasts in 1965, I add some songs from 1965 that may or may not have been played on the radio, and you have a simulation of an impossible top 40 show from 1965. A pivotal year of psychic change ranging from Brill Building hits to the British invasion and the pre-grass Beatles, to Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival going way against the...
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Two World's Fairs of the early 60s are toured with emphasis on the glorious future science will bring us. Buckminster Fuller expounds on the concept and methods of design, Nasa prepares to launch Freedom 7, and The Who surround DJ Johnny Walker on England's Radio One.
Topic: Series: Universe
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The first of a month's worth of mixes from and about movies. Beginning with early film, this show moves through talkie technology, some old time comedy, many directors talking about their process, the film school brats of the 60s who became rich movie moguls, the traditions of film noir, and solid fractured soundtrack dialog and music from all eras throughout.
Topic: Series: 24 Frames Per Second
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Over the Edge: London Music Falling Down II
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We begin a sub-series on space in the 60s which also focuses heavily on the music of the decade. This one is all about the early 60s, including NASA's Mercury Program launches from Cape Canaveral which put America's first men in space while music became folk-inspired and psychedelic drugs began to appear.
Topic: Series: Universe
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We load up for another look at GUNS. Several radio and TV documentaries From the U.S. and England are remixed with an emphasis on youth firepower. NRA songs of praise, demonstrations of the effects of various calibers on car doors and windshields, scantilly clad model machine gunners, steel jacketed gun runners, and Jimi Hendrix rockin' & rollin' on automatic. There IS a solution to our endlessly horrifying gun killing statistics. Most other civilized countries around the world have made it...
Topic: Series: Receptacle
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Beginning with World war II, this ranges from Hitler's vertical take-off vehicles, to the transplantation of that program to us where saucer craft emerged, to Roswell's extra-terrestrial saucer and a few of its close to being there witnesses, to Area 51s' S4 area where that saucer is rumoredwitnessed to have ended up. Updated Bob Lazar telling the story of his employment there as an alien saucer back engineer, and Victor who smuggled a video of a live alien with humans in a holding room out of...
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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In her latest return to OTE, Freddy and her musical director, Wobbly, perform a whole new set of late night songs for the discriminating listener, some of whom call in on air during her songs. An off-season valentine to noise, or difficult songs of distinction? "Her best outing yet," says Crosley Bendix, who hosts and boops along.
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Over the Edge: Image Control
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Bentwaters
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All the above shows clipped and mixed and played straight, the Princess Diana tapes, The Who, Dick Vaughn from his beginning to his end, Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie. Casey Kasem and the 180 Gs, Howard Stern, Eminem, and famous names mixed with famous names in the modern world. The sole subject of celebrity has now taken over about 90% of all TV programming.
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Don't Be Afraid
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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Over the Edge: Another UFO UFO Radio
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Twilight Time
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To coincide with the Illegal Art exhibit now showing in San Francisco, we delve into the genre of illegal music. In use is the soundtrack from "Willful Infringement," a new DVD by Jed Horovitz about copyright restraints on creativity, and many examples of illegal music making from early 80s sampling and audio collages through contemporary mash-ups. Crooked musical fun for the whole family.
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The serial continues and continues and continues. Wang Tool's perplexing all-era mucic programming from the Moon punctuates a series of events, including Media archives finds by Leland Googleburger, a review of Friday's last film by Crosley Bendix, a press conference at the black Hole Tube, and a trip to the old west in the Tube itself. Same credits as last week.
Topic: Series: Moonrock Footnotes
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This one is all about the high nature of comedy in the 60s. The Congress Of Wonders and the Conception Corporation bring us a wide ranging romp through dope saturated humor of the day, Allen Watts is forced to meditate, and the rest of Murray Roman's psychedelic humor.
Topic: Series: Universe
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Over the Edge: The chopping Channel Christmas
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19840416 Your Science, Your Fiction, Your End
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The rest of the best for Now Radio. A lot of the previous show's material plays out to conclusions with all new musical accompaniment and more callers. This and the previous show are a continuous and wistful look at what might be right and what might be wrong with radio now.
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We go back 50 years for Mr. Jones in all his whacked out glory remixed here all over again from radio shows and records made in the 40s through the 50s. He had a sampling mentality in 1940, combining sound effects with music, along with vulgar noises, one liners, instrumental jokes, and scripted stand-up surrealism. His band of musical pranksters were also very good musicians and included some memorable character actors as well. Everybody's knowledge of Spike and the City Slickers seems to be...
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Omer Edge returns to the studio from the Lucky Muck Swamp he was in for the Roswell show (Nov. '91) and realizes he is the victim of "missing time" (about 2 years?). Another recorded memo from Howland's Retro-History Project explains and confuses everything. This show deals with all kinds of material relating to the UFO abductions phenomenon, drawing from radio and TV features on UFO's, UFOlogist interviews, other broadcasts covering the subject (principally Art Bell's syndicated late...
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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Suicide Man, himself, shows up for a live, 3 hour talk show about the universe. We take calls and discuss the many mysteries of space as we understand it, which isn't that much as it turns out. An unusual encounter with Suicide Man, one of our oldest and most dedicated callers to Over The Edge
Topic: Series: Universe
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The results of human evolution to date are given the Receptacle airwaves once again to state their case for the existence of intelligence. Time passes in the form of the history of life on earth compressed into one year, the Cambrian explosion of organic forms which have been diminishing ever since, small "Hobbit" human skeletons are discovered, a road trip in France is interrupted by the appearance of a Neanderthal man, and the oddities of evolutionary adaptations in creatures great...
Topic: Series: Receptacle
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We finally get around to playing the entire True/False show straight through and it takes most of our available time. This is a composite version with all the individual pieces coming from various cities, Bard College N.Y., Boston, Atlanta, Clearwater Florida., Tulsa, Houston, Austin, L.A., and Palo Alto Ca. The show runs from beginning to encore in the same order we played it wherever we played it.
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Topic: Series: True/False
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This is five hours of trains, from the building of the transcontinental railroad through the old west one and a half centuries ago laced with sounds and dialog from Once Upon A Time In The West, to Robert Bloch's mid 20th Century tale of the Hellbound Train and the hobo jungles of the depression, to Disneyland's enshrinement of the railroad as toy transportation. You've seen all those sound effects discs with the sounds of trains? Well finally, here they all are, from steam to diesel and high...
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A show made out of dance music, new and old, straight and mashed up, punctuated by the Discernment Lady, earthquake reports, and the size of space.
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - Sightings and Technology
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Topic: Series: Another UFO
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America, he said, was built on a gun. The gun and the Bible carved this great nation out of the wilderness. Mayor Dukes, if you want our guns, come out and get 'em.
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The show starts with an announcement that it's the last show for a while: Don and the rest of the Negativland crew are heading to Austria for the Ars Eletronika Festival, and won't be back until the third week in September. The show in Austria will be a live on-stage improvised mega-mix collaboration by Negativland, People Like Us, Music Toerist, and Barbed, all at the same time (and with live visuals by collage film maker Craig Baldwin). The theme will be the Sound of Music, and the sound of...
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - Fire in the Media
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Topic: Series: Another UFO
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During a short break in Negativland's nationwide True/False tour, we do a single show back home covering all that's happened so far. This includes both various performance pieces from the tour plus much that was recorded off stage. The tour has been plagued with mechanical breakdowns in our vans, as well as a rear end collision on the interstate, and we dwell on all this here as we did out there. Some of the crew calls in. Also phone interviews, an insane radio appearance in the midwest, and...
Topic: Series: True/False
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Live coverage of Over the Edge, a weekly show of noise and musical clamor with little ideas sprinkled in like chocolate chips. Contents: Sugar, cornstarch, idea binder, pineapple oil, celery fiber, idea sweeteners, artificial sound, B.H.T., Mertz.
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Crosley Bendix begins with a live talk about the end of music, then Wobbly and I bring The Chopping Channel back again on the same subject, with "winging it" our only guide. Patsy falls to pieces, Bits And Pieces, Helter Boring and other mash-ups of your most tiresome hits Ð Fresh again! Wobbly's many "Variations" CDR's of cut-up hits & clips fill out this no-gap music chop.
Topic: Series: Chopping Channel
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Our selective overview of the Universe and its other life expands to comedy with The Firesign Theatre's "Everything You Know Is Wrong," plus intermixing two 50s documentaries on the flying saucer flap from America and Britain, lots of Pink Floyd, and Wobbly can't borrow my Booper.
Topic: Series: Universe
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Over the Edge: To Tell a Story
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Christmas Spirit
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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A request for "I Am God" is fulfilled, the founding fathers and their religious attachments to the beginning of America, cut up preaching, uncut callers, and the faith goes on, beat and all, as I beat it all up with no God to care.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is God
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Over the Edge: The Stereo Microphone Show
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This large collection of skits and bits from Bob and Ray shows fills three hours with a minimum amount of mixing. And speaking of 50s Mixmasters, this is a good example of stuff available on the internet only, if you can find it. It's being made available there and if it wasn't, neither would this compilation radio show ever hit the airwaves, I sure didn't have this stuff and never would have, so if you like Bob and Ray on your midnight radio, you can thank all the culturally smart free...
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 101
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - Above and Below
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Topic: Series: Another UFO
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With a lot of material culled from the day's media, we finally approach the subject of fundamentalist Islam and it's effect on the Mid East and the rest of the world. Included in this is the history of fundamentalist radicalism as it emerged in modern Moslem beliefs, the roles of Islam in Iran and Egypt, various Islamic pundits and scholars on what it is and why it is, the mentality of suicide bombers, a look at the viability of theocracy and religion in general in the modern world, and welcome...
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Over the Edge: The Blade Runner Remix. Originally aired in November of 1994 on KPFA radio. Runtime 3h:2m:20s. Upon discovering that Vangelis (maker of the theme music which begins every OTE) finally released his original soundtrack to Blade Runner, Scott Riddle hosts a 3 hour remix of the dialog from Blade Runner and all the original and associated music. This is one of my 3 all-time favorite movies and it provides a personally delightful playpen of disconnected sounds and plot. " Do you...
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We continue 1968 radio with a budding radio host making tapes during his combat duty in Vietnam, William F. Buckley interviewing Jack Kerouac on the meaning of the hippies, the Firesign Theatre getting re-grooved, A Child's Garden Of Grass, and a lot more music about all this.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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For those of you following the story so far, Dons only car really did blow up - World Radio World II Car Pledge (October 11, 1996) He really did need another car, and the very first caller who phoned in that week and offered to donate a car actually *did* donate that car - a 1978 Chevy Nova - to Don, who continued to drive it each week to Over the Edge until his death in 2015. Many thanks to Jeff Mayhew, who was that caller, for donating that Chevy Nova to Don, which quite literally allowed...
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Topic: Series: Another UFO
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Back again with what is really the rest of a 6 hour show on psychedelic effects and reports of same from the tripping public at large. The guy who dropped last week has still not felt anyhing yet, and that's just one of the trip reports I could ruin for you here. Rated F for frank. A scientific psychedelic mix for the ots.
Topic: Series: Receptacle
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Earth People
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1967 radio continues with a WBAI discussion between John Cage and Morton Feldman about the intrusion of radio in modern sound, Martin Luther King gives a startling speech against the Vietnam war, Tom Donahue interviews the Grateful Dead on San Francisco's KMPX, as British and American psychedelic music plays right through the evolving social and musical turmoil.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: Repeat That Crash
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A static filled look at TV and its' pervasive effects and persuasions. We channel surf through reactions, analysis, commentary, critique, satire, and demonstrations relating to our national agenda setting medium and its ability to create belief and promote believability. As Peter Jennings suggests his reporters put on gas masks and a crowd outside ABC chants "Tell the truth!", the whole electronic parade speeds on much too fast to understand its own effect on the passive consciousness...
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A show built around stories and music about space kids. X-Minus One gives us two intermixed stories of kids taking over with supernatural powers and alien help. The fantastic Twink provides space music on toy instruments, a raising of the MoonRock pot provides a 4 year old Wang Tool memorial tribute to Bobby and Betty, two kids killed tragically in space during their unaccompanied trip to the moon, mashed space songs and mashed baby songs, and it all goes down strained peaches in space.
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Thomas Dimuzio provides his sounds and musical deconstructions for this live mix devoted to the callers and the title idea. However, Jack Benny does the show he'll do in 40 years, the Infiniphone captures sound from the past, the Beatles collide, and perhaps it's too chaotic because the callers don't seem to have much to say. Just too darn entertaining probably.
Topic: Series: Receptacle
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After piles of artist complaints about Andy Warhol, we return to our traditional ALL art formula for artists only, where every artist can find an artist to like. Ranging from Samuel Morse the painter, early Surrealism, comic painters, and there's Andy again, to David Lynch's sight and sound, and landscape painting, we are once again on track with everything everybody wants.
Topic: Series: All Art Radio
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This densely dual injected mix is a sonic assault on the early life, times, and music of Frank Zappa. Frank talks, others talk about Frank, and lots and lots of familiar and unfamiliar Zappa music jousts with itself for 5 hours. Beginning with a 1963 appearance on Steve Allen's TV show in which a young and unknown Zappa gets Steve, his band, and his engineer to play real concrete music while Frank solos on bicycle, through a joint interview with John and Yoko preceding their Fillmore East jam...
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In the first live date ever broadcast in radio history, the Weatherman meets Bug Girl for the first time. After removing their blindfolds, dating topics include movies, pets, cleaning agents, electronic equipment, callers with questions, fooling with the mix, then losing track after track as romantic song after chopped up romantic song accompanies club soda pouring like wine and candle power flickering from electrical sparks in the gerry-rigging, as two, entwined voices reaching for the stars...
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Examples from the way the press USED to report this stuff, and numerous very convincing eyewitness reports, most by commercial airline pilots, which don't leave much doubt that there sure is SOMETHING out there in the air lanes that doesn't conform to anything that officialdom traditionally invokes to explain them. I like the pilot reports most of all because they are usually once or twice in a lifetime sightings and these people generally down to earth and know what they are looking at up...
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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The SubGenius Executive Bored, along with Izzy Isn't, professional banquet facilitator, hosts a holiday get together for the SubGenius big wigs. This show must rival the record for lengthiest, non-stop, multi-voice rapping and ranting on radio record. It never stops. Try to follow just one of them, or give up and immerse yourself in the whole unraveling weave of multi-SubGenius patter. We never did get to the annual accounting report!
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 63 1978
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: Fake Stone Age Speakin' Words
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19830718 The 50s Part 1
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An all-Dick Vaughn experience this week - Dr. Oslo Norway brings on Dick himself to have a quick chat about this spotlight on various projects Dick has brought to Over The Edge over the last decade. The audience-infuriating California Superstation is played to great lengths, as well as The Perfect Cut (b-side to 1989's Helter Stupid), a radio-industry-oriented Negativland performance piece. We finish off with Moribund Music of the 70s, which was the 1984-era Over the Edge show that first set...
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Over the Edge: Death Clown
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Over the Edge: Long Cut Suck III
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Over the Edge: Another UFO The Circlemakers III
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Topic: Series: Another UFO